Eurovision 2023: Who are the predicted SF1 qualifiers at the Press Centre?

We are getting closer to know which countries will qualify to the Grand Final of Eurovision 2023.

Here in the press center the Eurovisionfun had some time to chat with some of the audience at the Press Centre and ask them which countries from the First Semi-Final will qualify.  In addition, we also asked them to predict which countries they think will be a shocking qualifier or a shocking non-qualifier.

Here are some of the answers:

Which countries are you expecting to see qualifying tonight?  Which would be a shocking qualifier/non qualifier for you?  Let us know in the comments!

EBU: the qualifiers announcement will remain the same!

The EBU together with BBC have made an important announcement regarding the proposed new system to announce the semifinal qualifiers:

“After trying a new system of presenting the qualifying countries in Dress Rehearsal 1 of the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 it was decided by the production team to revert back to the previous reveal sequence used in recent years with artists learning whether they will progress to the Grand Final together with their delegations in the Green Room. Whilst this change will not now be implemented this year there are other innovations in the show for viewers to look forward to.”

During the First Dress Rehearsal the EBU and the broadcaster tried to introduce a new system to present the qualifiers.  However, the system was not positively received.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for more news about Eurovision 2023